The Adagio of Samuel Barber is his most performed work, and one of the most popular of all 20th Century orchestral works. It is beloved for its beautiful simplicity and emotion. Perhaps it is for this reason that the Adagio has enchanted and moved audiences around the world since its very first incarnation and has continued to do so in all subsequent versions born since.
Each has received dozens of critical accolades. Past music directors have included many of the greats, including Fritz Reiner , William Steinberg , Andre Previn , Lorin Maazel and Mariss Jansons Pavel Haas Quartet. Borodin Quartet. Altius Quartet. Navona Records. Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon. Emerson String Quartet. Deutsche Grammophon. Petersburg String Quartet. CuGate Classics.
Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets. Quatuor Danel. Joseph Haydn, Dmitri Shostakovich. Sofia String Quartet. Khachaturian, Shostakovich. Onyx Classics. Shostakovich: Streichquartette Nr. Philharmonia Quartet Berlin. Pacifica Quartet. Cedille Records. Beethoven, Shostakovich: String Quartets, Vol.
Valentin Berlinsky String Quartet. Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets. Mandelring Quartet. Shostakovich Quartet. Soviet Experience, Vol. Warner Classics. Shostakovich: String Quartets, Opp. Dmitri Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets. Rasumovsky Quartet. Oehms Classics. Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets, Vol. Brilliant Classics.
The Brodsky Quartet. Shostakovich: Quartets Nos. Kopelman Quartet. Lawrence String Quartet. EMI Classics. EMI Music Distribution. Hagen Quartett. Beethoven Quartet. Shostakovich: The 15 String Quartets. Doremi Records. Rubio String Quartet. De profundis Loreley Les Attentives I Les Attentives II O Delvig, Delvig! Der Tod des Dichters Adagio-Largo Adagio-Allegretto Firma Melodiya presents a set dedicated to the th anniversary of Dmitri Shostakovich.
It would not be an overstatement to say that Dmitri Shostakovich's oeuvre was a musical chronicle of the era. There is something in his music that agitates minds and souls of millions. His fifteen symphonies captured not only the evolution of the musical genius. It feels as if the entire 20th century with its great discoveries and perturbations, progress and catastrophes breathes in his scores.
These striking documents of human spirit will continue to tell us long stories about their time causing heated theoretical and aesthetic discussions; they will be giving us reasons for very diverse interpretations, inspiring admiration or sharp rejection, but they will never leave their listeners untouched. Even barely performed and published ones, they entered the repertoire of the greatest conductors of their time.
Deutsche Grammophon. Vakhtang Jordania. Dmitri Kitayenko. Capriccio Records. Rostropovich Conducts Shostakovich. Shostakovich: Symphonies [Box Set]. Rudolf Barshai. Shostakovich: Symphonies Box Set. Telarc Distribution.
Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Eugene Ormandy. Shostakovich:Symphony No. EMI Music Distribution. Gidon Kremer. Schostakowitsch: Symphonies Nos. Berlin Classics. Schostakowitsch: Symphony No. Stravinsky: Agon; Shostakovich: Symphony No. Yevgeny Mravinsky Vols. Shostakovich: Symphonies Complete , Vol. Im Takt der Zeit. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Berliner Philharmoniker. BBC Music Magazine. Collins Records. The Mravinsky Legacy, Vol. Harmonie PHIL Naxos BIS Melodiya Haenssler HAEN Warner Classics PentaTone Classics Mariinsky Cascavelle MDG Brilliant Classics
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